From Places

Holy Camogli

    Camogli is one of the most enchanting places I’ve visited and a mere four-minute train ride on the high-speed rail. Chase and I stepped off the platform and began wandering the streets. My gaze fixated on the vibrant buildings backlit by the sun. Clean laundry, hung to dry, rustled with the wind. The…

First Day Dreams in Mandello Del Lario

    Italy is a dream of a place. It’s where time slows down, yet each minute is filled with an awakening of senses. The church bell rings every fifteen minutes; clothes flap in the wind (equally as colorful as the buildings which surround them); cicadas chirp; an Italian elderly woman crosses the street, waving…

Howth

Howth–this incredibly picturesque fishing village was a mere 1-hour train ride from Dublin. As we stepped off the train, the ocean air greeted us; I tasted the saltiness in my mouth, feeling my pores open and my hair expand, curling a little more with each step–symbolically exposing my roots–big, ole-Texas hair. Although Howth is somewhat bustling,…

Keith’s Place

    Over the holidays my dad took us to his favorite place. I slid on my new cowboy boots, and off we went to Louise Mueller BBQ in a small town outside Austin– Taylor, Texas. We parked and navigated through the maze of Rams and were immediately greeted with a Texas flag mural. I…